Rhode Island Considers Regulations on Canned Hunting

Rhode Island Senate Bill 402 would prohibit the import or release of any species of animal into the state for the purpose of canned hunting and the restriction of the movement of any “native or domestic species” through the use of “fences, manmade structures and/or naturally occurring barriers” for the purpose of canned hunting. The bill would provide an exemption for “the release of domestic game birds on public property, or on private property licensed by the department of environmental management as a shooting preserve, for the purpose of hunting.”